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This is a simple Pac-Man clone for Windows featuring graphics, sound, levels, ghosts and bonus fruits extremely reminiscent of the real thing. Gameplay is familiar – players gobble dots for points, dodge ghosts (unless one of the special dots has been obtained that allows them to be eaten) and catch fruit for bonus points. The game encourages improvement and competition by storing five high scores. Speed is adjustable by means of an "animation delay" number between 0 and 999.
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- d:\runapp CHOMP.EXE
- Neolithic Software, Inc.
- Windows 3.x
- WayForward Technologies, Inc.
- Internet Archive Python library 0.9.1
Subject: How to Tame a Chomp
But there is a solution! Chomp stores its settings in the win.ini file. (That's just how it often was back in the 16-bit application days.) So all you need to do is open the file and edit its values. For example, it could be found at [ C:\Windows\win.ini ]. Open the file in a text editor and search for "Chomp". You'll find this section:
"Delay" is the animation delay and you'll want to increase it from 999. I found that 64300 worked well for my computer. "High" is the highest score the game has recorded.
Second, the review. This game is good. It lacks sound so don't expect music nor sound effects. Like Pac-Man, it has only one maze. The difference between levels is that the enemies move faster and the power-ups last shorter. But that being said, it is a very good Pac-Man clone and I enjoyed this freeware gem for years and years back during the Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, and modern days! Heck, I run this thing under Linux + WINE now. It stays with you. It harks from a time when there were no official Pac-Man games for DOS nor Windows, so it was the best we had back then.
But then Ms. Chomp showed up. That one is really good too and you can find it here on the Internet Archive. It has music, sound effects, multiple mazes, and it saves multiple high scores. It too requires you to set the delay to get the gameplay speed just right though, but it allows you to set a delay of up to 10000. Search for it and give it a go!
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